135. Creator of the starry height

1 Creator of the starry height,
thy people's everlasting light,
Jesu, redeemer of us all,
hear thou thy servants when they call.

2 Thou, sorrowing at the helpless cry
of all creation doomed to die,
didst come to save our fallen race
by healing gifts of heavenly grace.

3 When earth was near its evening hour,
thou didst, in love's redeeming power,
like bridegroom from his chamber, come
forth from a virgin-mother's womb.

4 At thy great name, exalted now,
all knees in lowly homage bow;
all things in heaven and earth adore,
and own thee King for evermore.

5 To thee, O Holy One, we pray,
our judge in that tremendous day,
ward off, while yet we dwell below,
the weapons of our crafty foe.

6 To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, Three in One,
praise, honour, might, and glory be
from age to age eternally. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Creator of the starry height
Title: Creator of the starry height
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ;
Topic: Advent; Redemption and Salvation; Year A: Proper 21 (1 more...)
Source: 7th century
Tune Information
Arranger: Gregory Murray
Arranger (alternative setting): Andrew Moore
Meter: LM
Key: e minor
Source: Plainsong melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1977 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.; Alternative setting arr. © 1993 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

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